Seychelles does not have a recent history of large-scale conflict. The Constitution and law affirm the right to be free from all types of discrimination, but do not prohibit discrimination based on specific factors. There is no officially sanctioned discrimination in employment and women are well-represented in business. There is no economic discrimination against women in employment, access to credit, equal pay for equal work, or owning or managing a business. Seychelles is thus emerging as a leader in promoting gender equality. As of 2017, Seychelles is not among the 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Seychelles acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 5th May 1992. In 2017, Seychelles spent 21.7 million on military spending. In regards to disarmament, Seychelles voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, signed on the 3rd June 2013, and ratified on 2nd November 2015. Seychelles’ active civil society covers a variety of different sectors which include manufacturing, education and the environment. Many of the country’s international NGOs which operate in the country are predominately in the environmental sector with other organisations supporting food and agriculture, women’s rights and peace.